The Materials Sector encompasses a wide range of commodity-related manufacturing industries. Included in this sector are companies that manufacture chemicals, construction materials, glass, paper, forest products and related packaging products, and metals, minerals and mining companies, including producers of steel.
|Last % Change||Market Cap||Market Weight||Weighting Recommendations|
|S&P Capital IQ||Ned Davis Research (PDF)|
Sector Commentary from Standard & Poor's
S&P Capital IQ recommends marketweighting the S&P 500 Materials sector. Year
to date through January 24, the S&P Materials Index, which represented 3.4% of
the S&P 500 Index, fell 5.1, versus a 3.1% decline for the S&P 500 Index. In
2013, this sector index rose 22.7%, versus a 29.6% gain for the 500. There are 13 sub-industry indices in this sector, with Diversified Chemicals being the
largest at 23.6% of the sector's market value.
|Sector Performance Against Benchmarks|
|Sector or Benchmark||1 Day||5 Days||1 Month||3 Month||YTD||1 Year||3 Year||5 Year|
|S&P 500 ® Index||-0.51%||-0.34%||3.77%||3.61%||1.04%||20.40%||44.21%||159.54%|
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